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08 November 2020. Thiepval Memorial, The Somme, France. Remembrance Sunday.
The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme is a war memorial to 72,337 missing British and South African servicemen who perished in the Battles of the Somme of the First World War between 1915 and 1918, with no known grave. The visitors' centre opened in 2004. The memorial was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and has been described as "the greatest executed British work of monumental architecture of the twentieth century".
On the Portland stone piers are engraved the names of over 72,000 men who were lost in the Somme battles between July 1915 and March 1918
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